Postdoctoral fellow - Institute of Genomic Medicine, Columbia University

Organization
Institute of Genomic Medicine, Columbia University
Job Location
630 W 168th St
New York, NY 10032
Job Description

The Institute for Genomic Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center seeks a highly motivated and creative postdoctoral research scientist to study the genetic and genomic basis of epilepsy disorders, with a particular focus on the role of post-zygotically acquired mutations. This position represents an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of precision medicine and therapeutic discovery working within a leading genomic medicine institute.

The successful candidate will use next-generation sequencing data from a large cohorts of patients to develop novel approaches of identifying and interpreting how mutations unique to tissue and cell populations in the epileptic brain contribute to clinical and neuropathological phenotypes. Working with other statistical and molecular geneticists, the successful candidate will also be involved with studies of other aspects of brain tissue- and cell-specific genomic regulation, and the germline genetic basis of the epilepsies.

We are particularly interested in individuals with bioinformatics, statistical, and disease genetics expertise. Excellent communication skills and fluency in both spoken and written English are essential.

The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Erin Heinzen, Deputy director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine and Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, and have significant interactions with faculty and other scientists in the Institute and at Columbia University.

Requirements

Candidates should have or be very close to obtaining a Ph.D. in a relevant field, and have less than five years of postdoctoral experience. We are particularly interested in individuals with bioinformatics, statistical, and disease genetics expertise. Excellent communication skills and fluency in both spoken and written English are essential.

About Our Organization

The Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) at Columbia University Medical Center is a unique interdisciplinary research environment specializing in human genetics and genomics. The IGM uses next generation sequencing technologies to sequence10K individuals per year, has cutting-edge programs developing cellular and animal models of human disease, and brings in over a 30 million dollars per year in research funding.  Postdoctoral fellows are typically supervised by multiple faculty offering unique opportunities for integrating basic and translational research. The Institute is actively recruiting postdoctoral scientists to be at the forefront of the rapidly expanding field of precision medicine and therapeutic discovery 

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